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CSOR Adds New Research Affiliates

June 4, 2019 Tags: Business and Communications

CSOR LogoThe Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation is pleased to announce the addition of two research affiliates, Dr. Brian Meehan and Dr. Darwyyn Deyo.

CSOR’s research affiliates collaborate with Knee Center personnel to produce cutting-edge research on the effects of occupational licensing. Research is specifically designed to inform public policy discussions and enhance public understanding of the scope and effects of occupational regulation.

Dr. Brian Meehan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Berry College. Brian earned his PhD in economics from Florida State University. He earned his MA in economics from Central Michigan University and his BS in economics from Northern Michigan University. His research interests include law and economics, occupational licensing, and public choice. He has published in academic journals including: Public Choice, The International Review of Law and Economics, and Applied Economics. Much of his work focuses on the impact of occupational licensing on labor markets and crime. He has also published policy reports on occupational licensing for the Archbridge Institute and an op-ed appearing in The Hill. For more information on Dr. Meehan, click here.

Dr. Meehan co-authored two pieces with Dr. Edward Timmons that were published by the Archbridge Institute and the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy examining evidence of a relationship between growth in occupational licensing and reductions in economic mobility.

Darwyyn Deyo is an Assistant Professor of Economics at San Jose State University who teaches law and economics and labor economics. She is also an Affiliate Research Fellow with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute. She has researched the impact of occupational licensing on service quality, the labor supply of criminals, and topics in health economics such as the impact of tort reform and the Affordable Care Act on health care utilization. She earned a Doctorate in Economics and a Masters in Economics from George Mason University. She is also an alumni of Saint Mary’s College of California where she earned a dual Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Area Studies. She previously worked as a Research Fellow with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and was an affiliate scholar with the Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research at George Mason University. Before beginning her doctorate, she worked as a journalist covering political news out of Pennsylvania. For more information on Dr. Deyo, click here (http://www.sjsu.edu/people/darwyyn.deyo/).

Dr. Deyo co-authored a policy brief with Dr. Edward Timmons that was published by the Mercatus Center that provides a critique of a recently published article in the American Sociological Review. 

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